Friday June 1, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – It’s late Spring here with lovely light; the shadows are still transparent as the new leaves are light and translucent. I’m shooting ultra wide with my Sony 12-24 zoom, a space that I’m very comfortable in.

Day 3151 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Late Spring
Late Spring
Late Spring

On this day eight years ago (day 229 of one photo every day): Seagrams Building

Day 230 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Park Avenue Island

Sunday May 20, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – I spend a fair amount of time doing studies to develop specific technical or aesthetic issues. Today and for the next few days I’m working on rendering (how a lens renders three-dimensional objects and light and dark) and bokeh (how a lens renders out-of-focus subjects). I’m shooting with my Leica Monochrom and the wonderful 50mm Summicron Asph. lens – which I call the Luxocron. I’ve got a lot of experience with this combination – the rendering is lovely. On another day we’ll see how the same lens on the Sony A7riii renders similar subjects.

Day 3139 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Rendering and bokeh study

On this date six years ago (day 948 of one photo every day for the rest of my life): 11th Avenue project. Six years ago I photographed both sides of 11th avenue along a to block stretch in the 40s with a PhaseOne medium format camera, which I’ve subsequently sold.

11th Avenue Project
11th Avenue Project

Saturday May 19, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Back to shooting with my Leica Monochrom and brilliant 24mm Summilux lens. I’m running side-by-side tests of this camera and my Sony A7riii, focusing on usability and actual results in practice, as opposed to brick walls. This is in our garden in Connecticut – it was a barren, thawing wasteland a month ago.

Day 3138 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Spring in New England

On this day three years ago (day 2042 of one photo every day): Sinister

Sculpture
Sculpture

Saturday April 28, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – I spent some time this morning flying my DJI drone in the fog. It doesn’t react well to being blind so I kept is within visual range. The best images of the day were landscapes where the drone acts as a cherry picker – finding I higher point of view than could be accessed on the ground.

Day 3117 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Fog

On this day four years ago (day 1656): Catching a smoke

Catching a smoke
Catching a smoke

Monday April 16, 2018

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Out and about with my Sony a7rii and 90mm f2.8 macro lens, which I use a a general purpose short telephoto. Question: what do you do when you have a telephoto lens on you camera and you see a wide angle subject? The answer today was to shoot 16 overlapping frames and stitch them in post, resulting in a humongous super high resolution file. That how the first image below was made. The second is one frame of a store window – pretty conventional.

Day 3105 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Blooming tree
Dress

On this day five years ago (day 1279 of one photo every day): Hi there

Day 1279 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Central Park